Is this PSU good with my Old system?

also, can newer PSUs fit into the old motherboards? the only thing is, it's a single 12v rail. I hope it's not an issue...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182199

im trying to get it for this card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143069&cm_re=7600_gs-_-14-143-069-_-Product

and also because i had so many problems with my PC freezing in windows 5-10 mins after booting so I had to lower my CPU speed and its the only way it works.

thanks in advance.


My spec:

ASUSTek Computer INC Mobo (A7N8X Deluxe)
AMD Athlon XP: Thoroughbred, Socket A 2700+
3 gigs of RAM (Corsair 2 sticks regular of 1 each, and the 3rd XML)
GeForce 7600GS 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 AGP 4X/8X Video Card (is on the way but havent installed yet cuz I'm afraid to put it in with the current CPU)
PLANET WL-8310 Wireless Card
200G Seagate (Master)
500GB Wester Digitital SATA
LG DVD Writer
Coolmax AP-550X Power Supply
WinFast TV2000 XP Expert WDM TVTuner
4 Fans 1 of which is 92mm
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  1. also, that Rosewill PSU's -12V is .5A.. is that bad?

    my curren Coolmax AP-550X is 1A on that.
  2. 1) I would recommend against getting that PSU. Rosewill is not a very good manufacterer (pretty much no one will recommend it).

    2) I would recommend picking up this PSU. Corsair 400CX It has more than enough power for your system and is pretty much more powerful than either PSU you have or listed.
  3. You should have got the ATI HD4650. They are several generations newer than that WAY overpriced 7600GS and support DX 10.1 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-310-5970,2491-7.html

    As for a new PSU this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008 should be plenty. Neither Coolmax nor Rosewill make a power supply I would want. Corsair units are high quality and among the best on the market today.
  4. guys, thanks so much. I was real close from ordering that Rosewill. Just ordered Corsair 400 CX today. I hope it'll be here by Tuesday.

    anort,

    my system is AGP so I can't buy those PCI video cards you speaking off.

    abd *** ATI! I had 3 cards and had nothing but problems with them. From now on its nothing but GeForce for me.

    GeForce 7600 GS AGP came today but I don't even want to touch it until I get my new PSU.
  5. purple buzz said:
    guys, thanks so much. I was real close from ordering that Rosewill. Just ordered Corsair 400 CX today. I hope it'll be here by Tuesday.

    anort,

    my system is AGP so I can't buy those PCI video cards you speaking off.

    abd *** ATI! I had 3 cards and had nothing but problems with them. From now on its nothing but GeForce for me.

    GeForce 7600 GS AGP came today but I don't even want to touch it until I get my new PSU.


    Here is the list of AGP graphics cards newegg has for sale in order of highest priced first http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048%201069609639&name=AGP%204X%2f8X

    Nothing you could do now anyway since you already received it. I like Nvidia too but even more I like getting the most out of my money and the HD 4650 is several times faster than the 7600GS. It will be fine for display purposes but I dont think you are going to play any recent games on it.

    The 4650 and 4670 are too new for this list but the other two are also offered on that newegg page http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-charts-q1-2008/compare,538.html?prod%5B1615%5D=on&prod%5B1609%5D=on&prod%5B1565%5D=on

    I dont know what ATI cards you had and did not like but as long as you buy a quality brand you should be fine. Anyway I was just trying to help you get some more "bang for your buck" ;)

    That Corsair 400CX is a great little PSU.
  6. anort3 said:
    Here is the list of AGP graphics cards newegg has for sale in order of highest priced first http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048%201069609639&name=AGP%204X%2f8X

    Nothing you could do now anyway since you already received it. I like Nvidia too but even more I like getting the most out of my money and the HD 4650 is several times faster than the 7600GS. It will be fine for display purposes but I dont think you are going to play any recent games on it.

    The 4650 and 4670 are too new for this list but the other two are also offered on that newegg page http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-charts-q1-2008/compare,538.html?prod%5B1615%5D=on&prod%5B1609%5D=on&prod%5B1565%5D=on

    I dont know what ATI cards you had and did not like but as long as you buy a quality brand you should be fine. Anyway I was just trying to help you get some more "bang for your buck" ;)

    That Corsair 400CX is a great little PSU.


    ASUS AH 3650 died after 1 year but kept crashing every day after 1 month till i lowered all the settings to low

    9500 Pro was the only one that worked and it fried after 5 years (old model, mind you)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102730&cm_re=radeon_agp-_-14-102-730-_-Product

    HD 3850

    this one didnt even work and left my monitor on sleep mode.

    trust me man.. my system isnt that powerfull for 1 gig video card. my speed is only 2.17ghz and im getting this for World of Warcraft. even that card you linked wouldnt get me farther then the 7600 gs. no matter how powerful the card is, ill never see its full potential unless I upgrade my entire system. that's why I didn't get GeForce 7800.

    all i know is, I'm only buying GeForce video cards from now on. I have no clue how ATI is still in business with how buggy their drivers are and how fast their cards bite the dust nowadays.


    ASUSTek Computer INC Mobo (A7N8X Deluxe)
    AMD Athlon XP: Thoroughbred, Socket A 2700+
    3 gigs of RAM (Corsair 2 sticks regular of 1 each, and the 3rd XML)
    GeForce 5500
    PLANET WL-8310 Wireless Card
    200G Seagate (Master)
    500GB Wester Digitital SATA
    LG DVD Writer
    Coolmax AP-550X Power Supply
    WinFast TV2000 XP Expert WDM TVTuner
    4 Fans - 3 regular, 1 92mm
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